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. >>> and on the offensive again, president obama stepped up the push to resale obama care to his base. welcome to hq. i am alisyn camerota. >> and i am bill hemmer. he's trying to make the case to the college base. the message eed is what? >> reporter: the message is stay with the president. he is fearing the political base is abandoning them. he gave the speech to income inquality and he went to a youth summit. they helped to elect him in 2008 and 2012. he is doing a speech in harvard university. the poll suggested that majority of 18- 29-year-olds who used to be obama fans. they are against the affordable care act and would like to so him bounced from office. the president pushed back, look it is the republicans who are trying to discourage you from getting health care, take a listen. >> i need your help. you know i need your help. believe it or not there are organizations that are out there working to convince young people not to get insurance. now think about that. that is a really bizarre way to spend your money. >> and they are cautiously optimistic in the white house that they are starting to turn
because in essence it could be the middle class that is getting hit by obama care more than anyone else. this speech sound ed a lot likea speech he gave in kansas. he was hitting on income inequality saying the growing deficit problems according to president obama and said that is the biggest challenge of our time and said that he is going to spend the last three years in office trying to battle that. that is a populist kind of message one that he tried to strike before the election of 2012 and again that he has tried to hit again and again about income in equality. it is tough for the president to make with this president dealing with the economy that he has been staeering now for a few years. >> i want to turn you to obama care. the administration it appears now knew more and more and more from the federal register in fact mid range estimates show that 76% of small group plans would be cancelled. 55% of large employer plans would be 63% in all. what do you make of this. >> jim engel has been getting into the weeds of this. this is from the federal register. this is their projections o
has helped wall street while main street has continued to suffer. the obama care bill has helped big pharma and insurance companies. and there hasn't been a lot of focus on closing looploopholes. i think this speech, if it does signal the beginning of a new, sustained focus for him, could be hopefully a turning point because we do need as a country moral leadership like the kind that the president could provide to focus on this problem, and it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game between left and right, democrat and republican. i have written a lot about how republicans have been terrible at even talking about the problem of poverty, but there are some voices out there talking about it. and if the president could kind of launch a national project and provide moral leadership for business, for republicans, for democrats, and bring people together, i think that could be a significant legacy of his presidency. >> yeah, and i'd put it a little differently. there's one study that shows lower income americans have benefitted under this administration than any in the last 30 years, largely be
for obamacare but will the newly fixed website hold up to all the traffic he [[man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] of using toothpaste to clean a denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.99% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why dentists recommend polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. >>> we have just learned that a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash last night in san francisco was a co-host of the hgtv show "curb appeal," hit by a director around 8:30 last night. beckweather was taken to san francisco general but died from the injuries. the driver is cooperating with the investigation. >> developing news on the crash that killed "fas
obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> we'll have much more of what the speaker said today in our first read. >> plus, a stinging new report on the deaths of the 19 elite firefighters killed battling that massive wildfire back in june. a state agency now accused of putting the protection of property over safety. we'll have new details there. ♪ ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. that's it? is go out to dinner. i mean, he picks up the tab every time, which is great... he's using you. he probably has a citi thankyou card and gets 2x the points at restaurants huh the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on entertainment, with no annual fee. go to like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> road and power crews from texas to ohio are mobilizing right now in anticipation of what's expected to be the worst
the new york computer train was traveling before it crashed. >>> when it comes to the obama care website, why it appears the fix is in. >>> and the demand 49 tight end vernon dave sis making f >>> federal investigators revealed the commuter train that derailed over the weekend was traveling 82 miles per hour heading into a 30 mile-per-hour curve. the metro rail north train killed four and injured more than 70 others. today the national transportation safety board investigators mind the train's data recorders. they say it's still unclear whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble. >> investigators will be carefully reviewing all the data to determine the functioning of the brakes throughout the trip, and to determine why the throttle went to zero and brake pressure went to zero. >> authorities are also questioning the train's engineer and other crew members. rail union leader say the engineers was sdwrur injur-- wa injured and is cooperating with investigators. >>> speed was a factor in the furious" actor paul walker and his friend, when was driving. police say -- wh
the economic benefits of the affordable care act. >>> 80,000 californians have signed up for obamacare. kpix 5 is gathering experts for a hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. >>> all right. 4:41 now. and unbelievable rescue caught on tape. how the man survived under water for days after his boat sank in the atlantic. >> and a mystery tipper is spreading the wealth at bay area restaurants. the message that he leaves behind along with thousands of dollars. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, underwater for almost 3 day. after his tugboa >>> check this amazing video of an underwater rescue that man trapped under water for almost three days after his tugboat sank in may. he was trapped in a four-foot square air pocket. he was then rescued and spent two days in a decompression chamber and returned home in good shape. >>> a big tipper is visiting bay area residents. who is this? kpix 5 reporter christin ayers reports. >> reporter: it began with two men having a steak dinne
of the constitutionality of obama care. that requirement that employers provide health insurance or pay a penalty. barbara? >> thanks, melissa. lawmakers are debating a rule that could change the d.c. skyline. let's take a live look at the capitol hill area. a committee is holding a hearing on whether to relax a rule that requires buildings to be no taller than the width of the streets that they face. the national planning commission voted in favor of the law. they want the restricted lifts to generate more text dollars for the district. chuck bell joins us now. not any rain falling on the streets. >> a lot of cloud cover outside today. raindrops are few and far between and there is not much of a rain threat. if you look outside and see the clouds, i don't know where my umbrella is. don't worry about that. you may not have to find it again. a good stretch of relatively dry weather. dry, yes. pretty? not so much. unless gray is your favorite color. there it is. a very gray day today. a light onshore wind is bringing the marine layer in on top. we will be stuck with full cloud cover. 45 degrees is the curre
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for obama care but for why you need federal programs. we have the reality check next. also -- >> it's five feet tall and loaded with technology. i'm scott budman. coming up, a very first look at the security guard of the future. >>> the man accused of killing another over a play sdags on sunday appeared in court for the first time today. he faces charges that could put him in prison for 75 years. nbc bay area's joe rosado jr. show us what prosecutors say they think ed will to the kill. >> the suspect faced his alleged killer for the first time. ronnie collins didn't enter a plea during a brief hearing in which he was described as a christmas time predator. >> if you think about what occurred there. it's the very antithesis of the season of giving. >> clark described how collins answered an ad for a play station 4 that his girlfriend and he most posted on insta gra. . they agreed to meet on bay view. >> they tried to get the young lady to walk from the walgreens by herself to the park. she declined. >> collins walked up to the car and pulled the gun on him. he offered to give him the play s
, vice president joe biden, god bless him, he said today, obama care will eventually be a success, god willing. today, god said, hey, keep me out of this. [ laughter ] you're on your own after this one. >> it turns out lindsay lohan has a sister. did you know that? her sister paid a lot of money to a plastic surgeon to make her look more like lindsay lohan. i did the same thing so i could look more like my sister jane lynch. >> we never get to stay up late enough to watch it. >> no, this is the first time we ever see these. >>> we've got a question for you, what would you do if a possible treasure's worth of lottery tickets showed up at your door? >> i don't want to say. i'd scratch them. victor would return them. it happened in florida, 4,000 scratchoff tickets were accidentally mailed to darryl butler. >> but he said his first thought was merry christmas, but he decided to return the tickets because his integrity was worth more. >> perfect. after all of this, i wish it didn't happen this way, he found that all the tickets were worthless. they have to be activated at a store before he
is 5:37. university of notre dame is taking on obamacare. the institution does not want to be forced to provide birth control coverage. it has filed a lawsuit claiming the requirement infringes on its religious beliefs. the law doesn't force institutions to provide coverage. instead, insurers must give employees a contraceptive option at no additional cost. notre dame considers that immoral. as for the white house, it's kicking off a three-week media blitz to get people to sign up. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but -- we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> president obama took on the republican critics of the bill yesterday. he said they want it to fail. republicans say the law is flawed. >>> a site with the web address similar to the california health exchange is linked to state republicans. this is what the website looks like. its url is close to the they call it a resource guide on the affordable care act but critics call it deceptive saying the look-alike site discourages people from enrolling. 80,000 californians have signed up th
" with jake tapper starts now. >>> happy repeal day! take it easy, obama care fans and foes. i'm talking about repealing prohibition. it ended 80 years ago this hour. cheers! i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." >>> the world lead. it's the city where terrorists attacked and killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans more than a year ago. today, another u.s. citizen has been slain in benghazi, libya. who was ronald thomas smith ii? can his family expect justice? >>> the national lead. with his son's suicide, this has been the worst year of pastor rick warren's life but he has relied on his faith to get through it. pastor warren joins us live to share his theory that faith can lighten the burden not only on your soul but on your health. >>> and the politics lead. how to talk to a woman. no, it's not a book full of cheesy pick-up lines. it's a crash course for the men of the republican party. they are getting tips on communicating with female voters. lesson one, lose the idiotic remarks about rape. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. we begin with the world
on on the kron 4 news spread a renewed a lawsuit tackle's religion and obama care, just as the president kicks off a three week media blitz touring and the benefits of the affordable care act. we will tell you where the legal battle is going. >> the richmond city council voted last night on day ordnance that could ban the use of the cigarettes in richmond. coming up we will tell you just how much and by later would have to pay if they're caught smoking in certain areas. >> paul walker and his friend, roger rodas autopsies are said to be released today. we will tell you what the corner had to use in order to identify the bodies. >> welcome back. obamacare faces another legal battle as the white house starts a three-week public relations campaign to re-market the affordable care act. andrew spencer reports some institutions want to make sure the health care reforms don't infringe on their religious freedoms. >> even though contraceptives are part of the guilt, their art read the filing this lawsuit after three weeks the obama administration is trying to encourage more people to sign up. this was
to the fact you were seeing the government shutdown this fall, the problems with the rollout of obama care. there was this sense that the government is not getting its act together and it's a headwind to growth. but i think in another sense, you talk about the stock market being up. you have to remember that the top quarter of americans, the top 20%, 25% of americans, own 75% of the stocks. so sure, you feel that stock market ticking up if you're wealthy, but if you don't own a lot of stocks or you don't own a home in a strong -- >> you feel nothing. >> you're not really feeling that wealth effect. >> what about these -- we have been talking about these protests today by fast food workers. and the union, the community organizers. they want the minimum wage to more than double. they want it at $15 an hour. when you look at the pay gap, the president talked about that. we'll play some of that in a minute. it's been widening since the '70s. when you look at this, let me explain, see the blue swiggaly line on the top? that represents the top 1%. their income, to your point, has been growing qu
. >> major, let's turn to obama care website. it appears there are improvements. shon shoppers have had a better experience. >> reporter: that's right. the first part is much much better. consumers go on the federal health care website, look for a plan, put in financial information, see if they qualify for a financial subsidy from the federal government and select a plan. that part is working better. the second part is not. the data that consumers put in is transferred to insurance companies. in many cases that data doesn't arrive at all or in a garbled fashion. those that think they enrolled won't have purchased a plan. yesterday, it was work jointly with the insurance industry to find a fix. it's the first time officials have brought in the insurance companies to fix the problem. >> major, thank you. >>> joe biden is taking a stand this morning over china's air defense zone. biden arrived in south korea today after wrapping up a two day visit to china. he spoke in beijing about china's territorial dispute with japan. >> china's recent and sudden
was injured. neighbors say that trucks go into a nearby quarry often speed on the road. >>> president obama said today that the health care website is working well for the vast majority of users. if new problems come up, his administration will fix them, he says. >> remember that not only has the law helpeded millions of people but that there's millions more that stand to be helped. we have to make sure they know that. >> reporter: this was the first in a series of aexperiences. president obama plans to focus on the positive aspects of the law. >>> a major expans on the ban of cigarettes. richmond may become one of the first cities to ban e-cigarettes. why some people believe that the young children would benefit the most. >> reporter: that meeting is going on right now. smokers of electronic cigarettes are a growing population. some say if they operate like cigarettes, they should be treated like such. they are battery operated. >> nicotine, however it's delivered, is a dangerous drug. >> we're trying very hard to be a healthy city. no, smoking is not okay. >> reporter: nearly 2 million mi
. >>> and now, next here tonight, a big day for health care. did president obama deliver on his promise to bring the health care website back from the brink? the white house says as of today a lot of the tangled mess has been fixed, that 750,000 people visited the site by 5:30. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl looks at the whole picture right now. >> reporter: may be working better, but dan howard of freeport, pennsylvania has been trying to enroll for two months and is still out of luck. >> i can log on and amazingly i can log on darn quick, but whenever i finish my actual log-in it says i can't go any further because i'm not verified that i'm me. >> reporter: he received a cancellation notice from his insurance company back in september. now howard is worried he's running out of time to get a new policy. >> i had a heart attack nine years ago. i'm terrified of not having a policy on january 1st. >> reporter: others trying to log onto the website today experienced delays. the white house says it's due to a huge increase in traffic worthy of cyber monday. 375,00
business committee. he wrote an op-ed piece pointing out there's another small business problem with obama care. this one has to deal with the definition of employee. that's on top of new paperwork rules, new definitions. those are our top three right now. >> our viewers have their homework assignment during the break to go look that one up. thank you very much, sir. i hope my parents are watching because i know we have a couple of red gas cans in the garage. >>> coming up, merrill lynch was one of the largest financial snugs on wall street. up next, former chairman of merrill's international division, win smith on what led to their collapse during the financial crisis, of course it to be bought by bank of america. the american dream is of a better future, a confident retirement. those dreams, there's just no way we're going to let them die. ♪ like they helped millions of others. by listening. planning. working one on one. that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they can do with you. that's how ameriprise puts more within reach. ♪ to help secure retirements and protect finan
the troubled rollout of obama care should not reflect poorly on his management style. speaking with msnbc, obama said the website is working smoothly now. he encouraged americans to sign up for coverage. >>> vice president's asia tour is winding down this morning. his last stop is in south korea where he met with the president and again, like in japan and china, the conversation was dominated by tensions over china's new air defense identification zone. biden reiterating washington firmly objects to the move made by beijing. >>> an 18-year-old is facing charges after officials say he stole a piece of the car that crash the and killed actor paul walker and another man last week. jamieson witty allegedly took a piece of the car from a flat bed truck. he also posted this picture online. >>> no charges for jameis winston in connection with an alleged sexual assault in 2012. a key factor, the accuser's recollection of events. winston issued a statement thursday thanking family, friends, coaches and teammates for standing by him during a difficult time. >>> the national christmas tree will dazz
, president obama will start a new push for the website. in an event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been held by his health or care reform law and website. the president also working on possible subsidies to insurance companies to let people keep their existing insurance plans as was originally promised. the government say most of the glitches on these website have now been fixed. and now that to the website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health care exchange. >>james: and man was killed in a shark attack while fishing from a kayak in hawaii. it happened but it off the island of maui. apparently, the fishermen speak for dangling over the edge of his kayak when a shark bit one of them. a friend kayaking near by tried to stop the man's bleeding with a tourniquet and called on a nearby tour boat for health and they sailed a shore. >>: we all helped get the entire kayak with the body on to the boat. my wife, who is a physician determined as well as she could that the pers
the truck six days after the crash and found richard still alive. >>> the obama administration says its health care website is now running glitch free after undergoing aparound the clock overhaul over the weekend. the white house offered specifics today on what change to keep from crashing or sending out error mess answer. technicians fixed spots. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time. >> we've made significant progress in improving and achieving a system that runs smoothly for the vast majority of consumers. >> republicans still aren't sold. the white house says it is working to improve the site and it isn't done yet. the administration is delaying a big push to get people enrolled until it's certain the technical glitches are a thing of the past. >>> overseas for a moment. benjamin netanyahu has met with the pope for the first time ever. netanyahu and pope francis met privately at the vatican for about 25 minutes today to discuss peace talks, iran and possible visit by the pope to jerusal jerusalem. netanyahu gave pope francis a book about th
obama will start a new push for the health care go website. in any event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been helped by his health care reform law and website. website. in an event. the president also is expected to said the republicans want to strip away benefits without offering an alternative. the government saying most of the glitches on the health website have now been fixed. and now that the health website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health-care exchange. brokers and online and sisters in utah say three of every four people want to sign up for coverage of the federal government on one exchange are succeeding within an hour of walking in. navigators and wisconsin, illinois, alabama and north dakota reported a vast improvement. the website is serving as a health-care exchange for 36 states which did not refuse to set up their own website. california has its own unchanged at has also had some problems. our state exchang
to same-sex marriage? yes, there's a big part of the population that's interested in that. is obama care constitutional? a huge number of people will focus on it in an institution that won't adapt itself because it's very staid to getting that information out there. in terms of what it is we're able to do as part of a national conversation, it should be clear to everyone that we are hardly alone. so, for example, american lawyer media, for which tony now works, has this wonderful publication, supreme court insider, which is getting more information about the court. pete reports on the law, the justice department, the supreme court. instead of one platform in nbc news, msnbc, and the website of nbc news. so i do think that we are far from alone in taking advantage of the lower cost of distribution. we should talk about the economic models. tony operates on one. some of the materials free through the blog. some of it is a subscription only through the supreme court insider. pete's work is advertisement supported. we have a sponsor in bloomberg law that's been essential to financing a huge
. >> pam: after major overhaul, healthcare dot gov is back up. according to the obama administration. the website is better than ever and the affordable care act is working. as shannon travis reports, the president is trying to spread the word. >> reporter: criticism from republicans on obamacare and chronic problems to the website, president obama is set to go on offense.: president obama will spend the next three weeks making sure you know about the benefits of the affordable care act, and making sure americans know the website is up and running. >>"this law is working, and will work in the future. people want the stability of health insurance and we're gonna work on fixing whatever problems come up. >> reporter:saturday was the deadline for fixing healthcare-dot-gov. after its disastrous roll-out in october. among those fixes: a waiting room for high- traffic periods, where users have the option to be emailed to return when traffic has eased. some >> reporter:healthcare-dot- gov says more than a million people visited the website monday, with no major problems. >>"we won't be sati
tuesday that in order to get a buy in from republicans, president obama endorsed adopted health care model first proposed by the heritage foundation. the individual mandate. he spoke at the forum hosted by georgetown university. here is a little of what he said. i had many conversations with him and others over those early stages. i'll never forget as he was contemplating what model he would use, there was a lot of pressure in his party going back to this question about government to say you know what, what we ought to have is a single-payer system. medicare for all. that's what we need. medicare for all. a single-payer system like a lot other industrialized countries especially europe. you know what his answer was? i'm going take the heritage foundation proposal they came up with in 1993 and we'll use that as the model and we'll use that as the basis for legislation. because i want to see if we can find it bipartisan. they said, okay, we'll accept that. when you offer the exchange there ought to be a public option. you ought to be able to go every state and pick medicare for all, if that'
-per-hour over the speed limit. >> president obama will not let critics kill the affordable care actment thact. the republicans are routing fore rooting for it to fail. >> forensic scientists have concluded that yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisoned it contradicts an earlier swiss report that found that the palestinian leader was poisoned by radioactive polonium. those are the headlines i'm john siegenthaler. america tonight is coming up next with joie chen. i will be back at 11:00 eastern and 8:00 pacific you can get the latest news at ♪ >> on america tonight. will they turn out the lights? detroit is clear to go forward on bankruptcy. will it be the move that saves the city services. >> we need everything. we need rigs. we need fire trucks right now we need manpower. also tonight. lessons learned? the latest read on how u.s. students stack up and what it really says about american i hadcation. hadcation -- education. >> and fashion build. what role you play in one of the world's most polluted places. we take you inside of hell on earth. >> if you want to
lawsuit just as the obama administration starts a three-week media blitz to re-market the affordable care act and encourage more people to sign up. >> reporter:.but ultimately, this will all be decided in court. the supreme court will decide whether private companies can refuse to offer certain insurance benefits -- but their ruling isn't expected until well into next year. >> reporter: cited such lawsuits -- as well as the botched roll-out of healthcare-dot-gov -- as evidence the affordable care act won't work. >>"this bill is fundamentally flawed, causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan. as if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time." >> reporter:.but president barack obama says some republicans just want to see his signature health care reform fail. >>"if you've got good ideas. bring 'em to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president." >> reporter:.and you can expect white house officials to keep touting the benefits of obamacare as republicans continue to pound the negatives o
. and is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas website is ready for users. today president obama will talk about the benefits of the affordable care act. he will also highlight the improvements made to the troubled website. the revamped website now has a new queuing system which allows it to handle 50,000 users at the same time. >>> and folks are waking up from their first night here at the cold shelter in sunnyvale opening up just in time for freezing temperatures in the bay area. might save lives in the process. i'm kiet do. we have a live report coming up. so important, and i don't think you know it. you can buy a house. you do not want to be... [ male announcer ] find some peace this holiday. get 8 pieces any recipe, 2 large sides, 4 biscuits, and 12 cookies baked in-restaurant, that's a lot for just $19.99! yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. did not. yes you did. he loves me. he loves me not. he loves me. he loves me not. ♪ he loves me! that's right. [ mom ] warm and flaky in 15, everyone loves pillsbury grands! [ girl ] mak
care of that on friday. then clearing and windy again on sunday. >>> time now 6:51. president obama has called a news conference for today. he'll highlight the people who have been helped by his health care reform law. the president's news conference comes a day after the team in charge of fixing the web site said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act like preventing denials due to preexisting conditions. he's going to be joined by americans who the white house says have benefited from this new law. >>> also the annual lighting of the capital christmas tree, that's tonight in washington d. c. some video we showed you this last week. the tree actually arriving at the capital building. it's an 88-foot tall spruce tree from washington state. house speaker john boehner will like up the tree tonight. >>> time now 6:52. a major target for a cop or thief in the south bay. the company he tried to steal from and how police say they were able to track him down. >> ♪ all i need is a little hope with my back agains
. >>> president obama launched a new campaign encouraging people to sign for coverage under the affordable health care act. the president said problems with the government website have now been fixed and the overwhelming number of people using it to register are getting good service. >> whatever comes up, we will fix it because we know that the ultimate goal, the ultimate aim is to make sure people have basic security and the foundation for the gad health that they need. >> the president -- good health they need. >> the president promised to make the new health care law work even if it took the next three years of his epidemic presidency. >> the republican chairman of the house oversight committee sent letters to 15 insurance giants asking about policy changes after the affordable care act was implemented. one of those companies is blue shield of california which says it will respond to those questions. >>> one east bay city is looking to regulate a new trend. new at 5:30, the plan for ecigarettes that is up for a vote tonight. >>> an unusual but welcome site at the airport. >>> first, the host o
time is 9:40 and new this morning president obama is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. >>> and right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to lose the vital lifeline. just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> and this morning's weekly address, the president says is that before lawmakers leave for the holiday break that they will need to extend the unemployment benefits to about 1.3 million americans. those benefits, they will need to end at the end of the year. but the president, they say they include about 20,000 veterans serving the country with distinction. >>> all right, it looks like merrill newman is about to address the media. let's go back out to san francisco international as it looks like their son is there. let's listen in. >> good morning. i'm jeff newman. i'm merrill's son. and merrill is going to make a brief statement, allow you to take as many photos as you would like. and then we're going to leave as a family. and so thank you for your attention and here is merrill newman
as president obama begins a three-week public relations campaign for the new healthcare law, another lawsuit was filed against the affordable care act. the university of notre dame filed a religious challenge to the healthcare overhall, saying the -- overhaul, saying the requirement that the health plans cover birth control violates roman teachings. this is one of more than 80 lawsuits attacking the law on religious grounds. it will be the supreme court who decides if employers can refuse to offer benefits under the law. but that ruling is not expected into well next year. >>> some legal experts say people hear in california should pay close attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can impose cuts to the pension plans of employees. that ruling comes as a bankrupt california city, san bernardino, is considering a legal showdown with cal piers -- calpirs. the ooles ruling does --. >>> they are not giving hope. why there's new hope for a san jose pilot and his family missing since sunday in idaho. >>
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